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The coast of Lake Tanganyika in Kabyolwe Village in Zambia, © A.E. Boyer


  • A ring-tailed lemur sitting on a tree branch The ring-tailed lemur (lemur catta) is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. This lemur is found in the dry forests, spiny bush, montane forest, mangroves, rocky outcrops, and one rainforest in southern and south-western Madagascar, and in one humid forest in south-eastern Madagascar. Despite the species' large range and flexibility, its population density is often very low and populations are largely restricted to isolated forest fragmentsExperts suspect that its population has declined by at least 50% over a three-generation period.  Photo: Zwennie (CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Almost a third of lemurs now Critically Endangered - IUCN Red List


    Almost a third (31%) of all lemur species in Madagascar are now Critically Endangered – just one step away from extinction – with 98% of them threatened, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. This update completes a...

  • Capture d'écran Une vue des participants à la visioconférence Photo: UEMOA

    Projet WACA ResIP : le Comité Régional de Pilotage tient sa 4ème réunion


    Le 26 juin 2020, s’est tenue par visioconférence, la 4ème session ordinaire du Comité Régional de Pilotage (CRP) du Projet d’Investissement pour la Résilience des Zones Côtières en Afrique de l’Ouest (WACA ResIP).

  • Fishermen casting their net, Mozambique Photo: ©IUCN Water

    SUSTAIN-Africa gains traction on climate-resilient landscape development in Tanzania and Mozambique


    As the first phase of the Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growth Corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN-Africa) ended in December 2019, emerging results in governance, integrated natural resources management, and business and investment are contributing to...

  • River delta in Mozambique Photo: ©Shutterstock/Toby Grayson

    BRIDGE: Transboundary water cooperation in East and Southern Africa


    Two new visual story features on the BRIDGE ‘Building River Dialogue and Governance’ project were published on the occassion of World Environment Day. BRIDGE works in fourteen transboundary river basins worldwide. 

  • Funding for protected areas Photo: Micheile Henderson/Unsplash

    Protected areas need better and more diversified funding


    The current COVID -19 crisis has brought into sharp focus the underlying financing and resourcing challenges facing protected and conserved areas around the world. Protected areas are a mainstay of biodiversity conservation, while also contributing to people’...


    BIOPAMA Rapid Response Grants 2020


    On 2 June 2020 the BIOPAMA Action Component launched the call for proposals for Rapid Response Grants. The Rapid Response Grants are designed to address the risks and difficulties induced by the COVID-19 crisis in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.


    Be part of the BIOPAMA TEAMs


    The BIOPAMA Regional Resource Hub (RRH) is a knowledge hub for the Eastern and Southern African region that supports better decision-making for fair and effective management and governance of protected and conserved areas. The Regional Resource Hub is calling...

  • Okavango Delta World Heritage Site, Botswana Okavango Delta World Heritage Site, Botswana Photo: Bastian Bertzky

    IUCN report shines light on Africa’s natural wonders and identifies potential new World Heritage sites


    A new IUCN report aiming to assist African countries in World Heritage conservation identifies 20 remarkable nature areas across Africa that could potentially qualify for World Heritage status. It also provides for the first time a summary of the conservation...

  • Sebeya restoration pic 2 Photo: IUCN ESARO

    Sebeya river protection contributes to the citizens’ sustainable development


    The Government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Water Resources Board in collaboration with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) are implementing the Embedding Integrated Water Resources Management...

  • man sitting on cliff with large landscape behind Photo: CD Langoya

    Making sense of natural resources governance through community perceptions in Uganda


    Local attitudes and history count. Explore learning from a social survey tool called SenseMaker® to weigh community perceptions of protected areas and governance structures in support of natural resources management in Uganda.


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